VFA-81 "SUNLINERS" Patches

VFA-81 TailFin VFA-81 TailFin
Size: 4" (Vertically)
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is the tailfin for VFA-81 'Sunliners'.

VFA-81 Pilot Nametag (Black) VFA-81 Pilot Nametag (Black)
Size: 2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the nametag for the pilots for VFA-81. It goes with the black squadron patch.

 

VFA-81 Pilot Nametag (Blue) VFA-81 Pilot Nametag (Blue)
Size: 2"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the nametag for the pilots for VFA-81. It goes with the blue squadron patch.

 

VFA-81 'Historical' Squadron Patch VFA-81 'Historical' Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the 'historical' (reproduction) squadron patch for the Sunliners. It depicts a 'Cat holding a pistol and a missile. Dates back to the 50's or 60's, I think.

VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Black) VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Black)
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. While operating onboard the USS Saratoga with CVW-17 during the Persian Gulf conflict, the Sunliners were the only fixed-wing USN squadron to score aerial victory when they shot down 2 MiG-21s while enroute to their target. They then continued to the target, demonstrating the Hornets dual-role capability.

VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Blue) VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Blue)
Size: 4 1/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the blue version of the squadron patch for the VFA-81 Sunliners.

VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Des) VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Des)
Size: 4 1/4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

This is the desert version of the squadron patch for the VFA-81 Sunliners.

VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Color/Santa) VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Color/Santa)
Size: 4.1"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the "SANTA" version of the color squadron patch created for the VFA-81 Sunliners when their cruise was over the Christmas holidays. The desert version of this patch is below and neither come with velcro attached.

VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Des/Santa) VFA-81 Squadron Patch (Des/Santa)
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the "SANTA" version of the desert squadron patch created for the VFA-81 Sunliners when their cruise was over the Christmas holidays. The color version of this patch is above and neither come with velcro attached

VFA-81 Knight VFA-81 Knight
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is their "rebuttal" patch to the Tomcat's Motto patch also.

VFA-81 'SUNLINERS' Bullet (White/Blue Border) VFA-81 'SUNLINERS' Bullet (White/Blue Border)
Size: 3.5" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is white bullet version (with the blue border) of their "SUNLINERS" patch, depicting the orange chevron climbing through the stars. This patch does not come with velcro already attached.

VFA-81 'INFERNO' Bullet (Black/Red Border) VFA-81 'INFERNO' Bullet (Black/Red Border)
Size: 3.5" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is black bullet version (with the red border) of their "INFERNO" patch, depicting the orange chevron climbing through the stars. This patch does not come with velcro already attached.

VFA-81 A/C 'Bullet' Patch (Blue) VFA-81 A/C 'Bullet' Patch (Blue)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is blue version of their aircraft "bullet" patch and also says "ANYTIME, ANYPLACE" along the bottom. This patch does not come with velcro already attached.

VFA-81 'X' Patch VFA-81 'X' Patch
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.00

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is their "rebuttal" patch to the Tomcat's Motto patch and also says "ANYTIME, ANYWHERE".

VFA-81 'XXX' Patch (F-18 Frontal) VFA-81 'XXX' Patch (F-18 Frontal)
Size: 3"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

The 'Sunliners' of VFA-81 operate the F/A-18C out of NAS Oceana, VA after having moved up from NAS Cecil Field, FL. They originally operated the A-7 Corsair until transitioning to the Hornet in February 1988. This is the version of their "rebuttal" patch to the Tomcat's Motto patch that says "ANYTIME, ANYWHERE" and shows the "head-on" view of the Hornet.

VFA-81 COVID-19/20 'CORONA' Cruise Patch VFA-81 COVID-19/20 'CORONA' Cruise Patch
Size: 6" Height"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the (COVID-)19/20 Cruise patches for VFA-81 as part of CVW-1 while onboard USS Truman (CVN-75). It says "CORONA CRUISE" and has the design of the famous beer label. This is a large patch and does not have velcro attached.

VFA-81/CVN-75 'BUCK STOP' Cruise Patch VFA-81/CVN-75 'BUCK STOP' Cruise Patch
Size: 6" Width"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the 2019/20 Cruise patches for VFA-81 as part of CVW-1 while onboard USS Truman (CVN-75). It says "THE BUCK STOP HERE" (note there is no 'S' on STOP) and has all the squadron mascots from the CVW-1 along the outer border. This is a large patch and does not have velcro attached.

VFA-81 2018 'Deployment Wheel' Cruise Patch VFA-81 2018 'Deployment Wheel' Cruise Patch
Size: 5" Width
In Stock: >5
Price: $11.99

(Another AV8RSTUFF Creation): This is one of the 2018 Cruise patches for VFA-81 for their support during the 2018 deployment in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR). This has the "WHEEL OF SQUADRONS" (sublimated for incredible detail) and says "ROUND AND ROUND WE GO, WHERE WE STOP NOBODY KNOWS" with the Mediterranean port call locations. This patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-81 2018 'DFE DFE' Cruise Patch VFA-81 2018 'DFE-DFE' Cruise Patch
Size: 5" Diameter
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the 2018 Cruise patches for the VFA-81 Sunliners for the support in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) and shows the countries of Iraq and Syria on the left, with the Artic Circle on the right, with DFE - DFE - DFE - DFE bisecting the middle (not sure what DFE means). This patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-81 2018 OIR 'STAY CLASSY' Cruise Patch VFA-81 2018 OIR 'STAY CLASSY' Cruise Patch
Size: 4.6"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is the (somewhat) desert version of the 2018 Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) cruise patch created for VFA-81 while onboard the USS Trumon as part of that Airwing. It shows "Will Ferrell" sitting atop a MK-82/84 similar to Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove. It also shows all the squadron logos of the other members of the Airwing and this patch does not have velcro attached.

VFA-81 2014-15 Combat Cruise (Cloud) VFA-81 2014-15 Combat Cruise (Cloud)
Size: 6"
In Stock: >5
Price: $9.99

This is one of the combat cruise patches created for VFA-81 and the Airwing. It says "Operation Inherent Resolve" along the bottom with all the squadron's logos on the top.

VFA-81 2003 SECDEF PHOENIX Award VFA-81 2003 SECDEF PHOENIX Award
Size: 4"
In Stock: Yes
Price: $9.99

This is the award patch created for VFA-81 when they won the US Navy's 2003 Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) PHOENIX award for "MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE".

VFA-81 2003 'GOLDEN WRENCH' Award VFA-81 2003 'GOLDEN WRENCH' Award
Size: 4"
In Stock: Yes
Price: $9.99

This is the award patch created for VFA-81 when they won the US Navy's 2003 GOLDEN WRENCh award for "MAINTENANCE EXCELLENCE".

VFA-81/-103 '2000 'Black Bird' Cruise Patch VFA-81/-103 '2000 'Black Bird' Cruise Patch
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This is the cruise patch for the CVW-17 2000 MED cruise. It depicts the "Black Bird" over Iraq with the Airwing Logo over the text "BAGHDAD". This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-81 'MUSTACHE MILITIA' (Round/Black) VFA-81 'MUSTACHE MILITIA' (Round/Black
Size: 3.1"
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This patch comes from VFA-81. The story goes that Robin Olds (one of the greatest USAF fighter pilots from the Vietnam era) always had a full, thick mustache. Most aviators (USN and USAF) now will grow a mustache in March in memoriam to him. This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-81 'MEMBERS ONLY' (Round/Black) VFA-81 'MEMBERS ONLY' (Round/Black)
Size: 4"
In Stock: >5
Price: $8.99

This patch comes from VFA-81. Not sure of the story behind this, but it pays homage to the 1970's/1980's very popular "MEMBERS ONLY" jacket. This one has a lot of "inuendos" on it, most of which only the squadron members know! This patch does not come with velcro attached.

VFA-81 'HH-TROUBLESHOOTER' Patch VFA-81 'HH-TROUBLESHOOTER' Patch
Size: 4.5" Height
In Stock: >5
Price: $7.99

This is the maintainer patch created by VFA-81 SUNLINERS for their "HORNET HANDLERS" and "TROUBLESHOOTERS". They are the personnel called when something goes wrong in the aircraft during preflight/postflight, so that those experts can fix the issues the aircrew encounter. Can't operate without the hard work, pride, and attention to detail of these guys/gals.....to them, us aircrew owe a great debt of gratitude!! This patch does not come with velcro attached.

 

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